May 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
chinese activist. >> he has been offered a fellowship at a university in the united states. this case has increased tensions between the united states and china. >> it is the latest twist in a drama that threatened to dismantle a diplomatic agreement between the u.s. and china. the foreign ministry said they will allow the prominent activist to apply for a permit to study abroad. the secretary of call state hillary clinton -- secretary of state hillary clinton address the situation for the first time since arriving at a summit. >> a statement confirmed he can apply to travel abroad. >> they appear to be easing restrictions on chen. >> staff and our doctor had a chance to meet with him. he confirmed that he and his family now want to go to the united states so he can pursue his studies. >> the new deal is not welcomed by everyone. amnesty international call it an empty promise by the chinese. there are a few things chen is not getting including one he expressed recalling into a congressional meeting. >> i want to meet with secretary clinton. >> he also is not leaving on her plane. experts
May 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to places outside the united states. >> the memorial day week -- we can will feel more like the fourth of july. the forecast, after the break. x memorial day weekend begins with an emotional day at arlington national cemetery. the old guard planted flags that each grave marker this afternoon. in all some 22,000 flags were placed by graves. the old guard started the annual tradition back in 1928. if you are driving somewhere for the memorial day weekend, there is some good news that the gas station. >> gas prices continued to slide. the national average is now $3.67 a gallon. prices are down in maryland and virginia with virginia now under $3.50 a gallon. >> southwest airlines is now getting ready to fly outside the united states. they are preparing to handle two dozen international flights including to mexico city and the cosmos and look this -- cabo san lucas para >> concerns about mosquitos. residents in fairfax county say they are already being bitten by the pest. the health department is putting out 68 traps to see if any are carrying the west nile virus. health inspectors warn res
May 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
mission -- to terrorize americans. >> he absolutely hates the united states. he hates what the united states kolter has brought to the world. >> we are letting the hatred is learning the citizen learn new ways to take down a plane. even more gruesome, surgically hiding them in pets. >> a range of things that makes them so competent as a bomb maker. he is clearly very innovative. he has a skill to put together these types of bonds. he is very close to the leader of al qaeda. >> his methods are becoming more sophisticated and problematic. that has them preparing for the likelihood of additional strikes coming from al qaeda. >> we want to make sure he does not have the opportunity to build any device whatsoever or impart his knowledge to anyone else who wants to build these devices. >> just last night, five militants were killed in a drone strike in yemen. today he remains at large. >> out a virginia community is preparing to say farewell to a community school that was damaged during an earthquake. >> sunny skies to wrap up the work week. >> there is a huge celebration at redskins park.
May 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
this evening. 1 now spokesman jay carney said that the united states is working hard to safely return him to his family but said again that the united states does not negotiate with terrorists. >> we have more details on the story as well as the video in its entirety right now on our website, wjla.com. >> breaking news from the cia this evening. the agency has stopped a plot by al qaeda to blow up a passenger airplane down for the u.s.. the bombing was planned for the anniversary of osama bin laden's death but the would-be suicide bomber had not chosen which like to bring down. it was an upgrade of the underwear bomb that fell to blow up a plane in detroit in 2009. the fbi now has that device and is looking at whether it would have passed through security. >> some of the deadliest crime the city has found in recent memory. five member found guilty of a shooting spree in march 2010. 14 people were shot, five were killed. it all began as a dispute over piece of missing jewelry. relatives of the victims were in court today for the verdict. >> it gave us the justice that our children deserve.
May 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in 1999 they brought a filipina national into the united states illegally. she was kept in the home against her will for 10 years and forced to work nonstop without pay. the couple will be sentenced and each face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. >> the developments and the plane collision in virginia, officials released new details this afternoon. the planes went down after hitting each other near fauquier county. all involved were experienced pilots. jay korff is standing by with the latest details. >> are learning much more about the two man who perished in that horrible crash a couple of days ago. first we would like to start with paul gardella. this is the neighborhood where he lived. tonight his colleagues are devastated and his neighbors are in shock. >> it is clearly a terrible loss. >>paul gardella was always quick with a smile and a wave. they are devastated at the news that gardella and james duncan or the man who perished after their plane collided with another small aircraft over role fauquier county. the pilot of the other plane managed to land. >> there
May 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
starbucks are probably more concerned than they are. >> thank you. in addition to the united states canada, france, italy russia germany, japan, and the united kingdom -- will follow it all week long on wjla.com. >> police have uncovered a bizarre twist in a murder for hire case. ralph justice a jail officer, is now a second suspect. he was part of a plan devised by michael rusinack. justice's role was to frame the stepson and have him salted in jail. the stepson was never harmed. >> a corridor has confirmed the cause of death for mary kennedy. she died of asphyxiation due to hanging. she was found dead in a westchester county new york raj yesterday. she had been struggling with the drug and alcohol in recent years. there was a heated abortion bill debate on capitol hill today. it would ban abortion in washington d.c. after 20 weeks of pregnancy. it is based on the claim that fetuses can feel pain at 20 weeks or older. it is a top priority of pro-life groups. >> the nearly bankrupt u.s. postal service will close dozens of processing centers including facilities in gaithersburg and waldorf.
May 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of the united states to cannot be honest, -- >> it took 20 minutes for newt gingrich to even mention mitt romney. his main message is he stands -- plans to stay outspoken on the political stage. newt gingrich says he is suspending his campaign, not ending it. he did not formally endorsed mitt romney today, but his aides say that will be coming at a later date. reporting live, rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >> officially it is down to two men in the republican race. that is officially because ron paul has yet to win a primary and has won a total of only 80 delegates. he vows to stay in the race all the way to the convention. >> you can follow developments anytime on our web site wjla.com. >> president obama returned late from his surprise trip to afghanistan. some of his republican critics say the president is politicizing the death. the president is keeping busy on the campaign trail. >> late breaking developments tonight in a high-profile trial in arlington. a jury has recommended 22 years in prison for michael gardner. he was convicted earlier of molesting two young girls at his daughter's sleepo
May 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
online magazine is offering advice on building firebombs. the idea is to start huge fires in the united states. terrorists are instructed on reading about droughts and making timed explosives. experts say the details are disturbing giving the extremely dry conditions in much of the country right now. you can hear more about his final wishes and the latest threats to national security on our web site wjla.com,. >>harry thomas, jr.'s sentences more than three years in jail. an apology in courts by thomas himself. sam ford is live in federal court with reaction to the sentencing. >> there did not seem to be much glee in the courtroom that they had got him. even the prosecutors said thomas had done good things but admittedly started stealing money intended for their very kids. it was a sad day in court. the last time thomas came to court he was still a combat of politician. and this morning he was mama. what he told the judge was the lowest moment of his life. the prosecutor asked baits for a 46 month sentence pointing to $350,000 he admittedly still from d.c. children programs. thomas's mo
May 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. three goals and two games. >> with him leading the way d.c. united is in a great state. they have one two street in three of their last four. he says not so fast. >> sometimes the confidence can be misplaced for cockiness. we do not want to get into that stage. >> we are very lucky we got him. he continues to push us along. >> he just turned 34. he is one of the most decorated scorers and mls history. >> the fans have been blessed to celebrate in the past. we do not want to count our -- count our chickens before they hatch. we still have a lot of work and improvements to do. >> remember all of that talk about roy mcelroy being the next tiger woods? he missed his second straight cut today. seven bogeys two double boat -- double bogeys. >> what a surprise. >> a big surprise. >> it will be a hot one. >> it will feel more like july 4 weekend. bob ryan has more tonight. >> see you at 11:00.